1787 Fugio Club Rays, FUCIO, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS XF45BN

PCGS XF45BN

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FUCIO CLOSEUP

FUCIO CLOSEUP

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS #:
907
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 Uncirculated estimated grade

Phil Bennedetti - William Anton Collection (per Rob Retz)

2 XF45 PCGS grade

Stack’s 2/1975:61 - John L. Roper, 2nd Collection of Colonial & Early American Coins - Stack's 12/1983:412 - Robert Ayers Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:1334, $32,900 - Nova Collection

2 XF45 estimated grade

Anthony Terranova Collection

4 XF40 PCGS grade

Matthew Adams Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1461 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2003:235, $27,600 - Bob Kaufman Collection

4 XF40 estimated grade

Frederick B. Taylor Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1987:2739, $4,620

6 VF35 PCGS grade

Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:11563, $28,200

7 VF30 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2006:54, $29,900

7 VF30 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3047, $35,250

#1 Uncirculated estimated grade

Phil Bennedetti - William Anton Collection (per Rob Retz)

#2 XF45 PCGS grade

Stack’s 2/1975:61 - John L. Roper, 2nd Collection of Colonial & Early American Coins - Stack's 12/1983:412 - Robert Ayers Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:1334, $32,900 - Nova Collection

#2 XF45 estimated grade

Anthony Terranova Collection

#4 XF40 PCGS grade

Matthew Adams Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1461 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2003:235, $27,600 - Bob Kaufman Collection

#4 XF40 estimated grade

Frederick B. Taylor Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1987:2739, $4,620

#6 VF35 PCGS grade

Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:11563, $28,200

#7 VF30 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2006:54, $29,900

#7 VF30 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3047, $35,250

Ron Guth:

The FUCIO variety is one of the most popular of all the Fugio Cent varieties. This is one of the Club Rays (concave ends) type, but because it is such an obvious, major variety, it appeals to both type and die variety collectors. In turn, this places tremendous upward pressure on the pricing -- only the AMERICAN CONGRESS and the Club Rays, Concave Ends, STATES UNITED reverse are more rare and valuable. Grades range from heavily circulated to Extremely Fine. A single Mint State example is known.

This was the only use of the obverse die. No markers separate MIND and YOUR. The club-like rays have concave ends (Breen calls these "Musket Butt Rays"). Be sure to compare this with Newman 23-ZZ, the only other variety with a FUCIO obverse.

This was the only use of the reverse die. UNITED appears on the left side of the label; STATES appears on the right. The W and E of WE are separated and the E leans slightly toward the left. Most of the UNITED/STATES reverse dies look very much alike, so be sure to compare to confirm the reverse.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

"The Fugio Cents" by Alan Kessler (out-of-print)